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Supporting membership sign-ups for the 2024-25 academic year have opened. 

The University understands the importance of keeping parents/families informed and connected from enrollment through graduation and encourages all families to participate in the Texas Parents Association.

Texas Parents is a department in the Division of Student Affairs dedicated to helping you through all phases of the undergraduate journey. The department manages the Texas Parents Association, the University's official association of parents/families.

All parents/families of enrolled undergraduate students are members of the association, but families must sign up to begin receiving membership benefits. Memberships are set up per household, allowing one or two parents in the same household to enjoy benefits no matter how many students you have at UT Austin. You will need your student’s EID to sign up.

There are two types of membership with multiple levels. We encourage you to explore the levels below and choose the level that is best for your family.


Types of Membership:

Complimentary Membership
All families are extended a U-Touch complimentary membership in the Texas Parents Association. This membership keeps you “in touch” with the University through multiple communication platforms, including a monthly Texas Parents Association eNewsletter and important updates from University administration. Sign-ups for 2024-25 U-Touch complimentary memberships will open in August 2024.

Supporting Memberships
With a tax-deductible gift to the Texas Parents Association, families can sign up for a One-Year, Four-Year or Transfer supporting membership. These gifts are vital as they fund the operation of the Texas Parents office and are reinvested into the UT community through multiple outlets. Supporting members receive the same communication as U-Touch members as well as additional benefits including access to the Texas Parents closed Facebook group, discounts with local and national vendors and special opportunities with Texas Athletics. 

View and download the 2024-25 Member Benefit Flyer here.

Membership Levels

Four-year Benefits

Four-Year Supporting Membership

Stay connected through your Longhorn's entire journey at UT Austin.

One-year Benefits

One-Year Supporting Membership

Receive support during your student's formative first year on campus.

Three-year Transfer Benefits

Transfer Supporting Membership

For families whose student is transferring to UT from another institution.

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Complimentary U-Touch Membership

Keeps you in “in touch” with the university through multiple communication platforms.

Already a supporting member?

Visit our Current Supporting Members section. You'll need to enter the password found in your monthly Member Benefit Reminder email to access the site. There, you'll find all of your supporting member benefits and instructions on how to renew your supporting membership.